Sonntag, 25. Dezember 2016
EU's top court upholds carbon tax on Swiss flights
The European Union is within its rights to carbon taxes to flights between Switzerland and member states although flights to and from other countries outside the bloc are exempt, the EU's top court said on Wednesday.
The case was brought before the European Court of Justice (ECJ) by Lufthansa-owned Swiss International Air Lines [SWIN.UL]. It argued that its treatment under the EU's Emission Trading System infringed on the principle of equal treatment under EU law by treating Switzerland differently from other third countries.
The ECJ, however, ruled that the bloc was not obliged to treat all countries outside the bloc in the same way.